The global outlook for biodegradable packagingDocument Transcript
The Global Outlook for Biodegradable PackagingPublished:June 2011No.Of pages:110Price:US $ 2875IntroductionGlobal demand for biodegradable or plant-based plastic will quadruple by 2013.Rising oil prices and fossil fuel depletion is driving interest in the use of plant-basedpolymers. Bioplastics account for less than 10% of global plastics use, but sectorgrowth is around 17-20% a year since 2006. The sector faces increasing regulationand more competition as large corporations move in on the industryFeatures and benefits* Provides comprehensive overview of the biodegradable packaging market inEurope, the US, and Asia-Pacific.* Provides in-depth analysis of the leading players and cutting-edge technologypushing the market forward.* Provides a comprehensive overview of the regulatory and legislative framework inEurope, the US, and Asia-Pacific.* Outlines the key cost factors inhibiting development of biodegradable packaging.* Explores the future of the biodegradable packaging market, and what types ofproduct are best placed to benefit from expansion.Browse All Retail Market Research ReportsHighlightsCurrently there is not a good enough infrastructure in place to get optimum benefitfrom biodegradable packaging, even if it is widely available. Europe leadsregulatory reform, with the US trailing behind. Asia and Australia are makingheadway, but Asia (and in particular China) suffer from a confused approach.Consumers are driving demand, with major retailers including Coca-cola andWalmart getting on board. However, despite increased demand, the key costbarriers for suppliers are R&D costs, production costs, and economies of scale.
PLA dominates bioplastics use, but new materials are being developed from algaeand microbacterial sources and advances in nanotechnology offer potential forinteresting developments in smart packaging.Your key questions answered* What are the major benefits and drawbacks of biodegradable packaging?* Does biodegradable packaging offer any real benefits without a comprehensiveinfrastructure to ensure decomposition?* How are governments preparing for the increase in bioplastics use?* How have retailers responded to growing consumer demands for biodegradablepackaging?* Which companies are leading R&D and how are big manufacturers and retailersgetting involved in the market?Table Of ContentsExecutive SummaryIntroductionLegislation and regulationBiodegradable packaging - technology, sectors and applicationsBiodegradability and the packaging industryFuture outlookIan BarnettDisclaimerIntroductionSummaryWhat is biodegradable packaging?Sustainability the main driverBiodegradable packaging and compostingIncreasing costs of hydrocarbonsConcerns over the price of biodegradable packagingLack of recyclabilityConsumer attitudes to bioplasticsConsumer packaging marketThe biodegradable plastics marketLegislation and regulationSummaryIntroductionPackaging legislation in the European UnionRegulatory overviewCurrent EU regional picture
Bioplastics/biodegradable legislation in the EUCertification and labelingEU DirectivesLead Markets InitiativeFundingFuture outlookPackaging legislation in the United StatesUS regulatory overviewUS bioplastics/biodegradable legislationCertification and labelingUS non-government organizationsThe Bioplastics Recycling Consortium (BRC)The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC)WalmartPackaging regulations in Asia-PacificChinaJapanSingaporeThailandIndonesiaGlobal trendsBiodegradable driversTechnology, sectors, and applicationsSummaryIntroductionTechnologyBiopolymersSmart materialsBiodegradable barrier materialsSelf-regulating, self-monitoring packagingSectors and applications for biodegradable packagingBiodegradables are a vital target for investment
Bioplastics led by PLAOxo-biodegradable plastic - the new alternativeRecent commercial applications of biodegradable plastic packagingBioplastics market overviewPaper and board packagingThe biodegradability packaging industrySummaryMajor packaging companies with interests in biodegradableNatureWorksCereplastCardiaNovamontManufacturers moving biodegradables into the mainstreamBASFBiodegradable materials and brand namesNature FlexIngeoMater-BioNature PlusEcoflexRetailer and manufacturer initiativesRetailersManufacturersNiche playersFuture outlookSummaryIntroductionMarket outlookOutlook for SuppliersWho is driving the market?Price driversPolicy driversConsumer demand
Who is paying for the development and growth of biodegradablepackaging?AppendixScopeMethodologyGlossary/AbbreviationsBibliography/ReferencesAbout Us:ReportsnReports is an online library of over 100,000+ market research reports andin-depth market research studies & analysis of over 5000 micro markets. Weprovide 24/7 online and offline support to our customers. Get in touch with us foryour needs of market research reports.Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/marketsreportsOur Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/ReportsnReports/191441427571689Contact:Mr.Priyank7557 Rambler road,Suite727,Dallas,TX75231Tel: + 1 888 391 5441E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.reportsnreports.comVisit our Market Research Blog